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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium structures that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the roots of lost natural teeth. These artificial roots provide a sturdy foundation to support dental prostheses such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, thus restoring the appearance and functionality of natural teeth.

Placement Process of Dental Implants

The process of placing dental implants generally occurs in several stages. First, a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s oral health is conducted, including X-rays and imaging studies. Then, surgery is performed to place the implant into the dental bone, followed by a healing period during which the implant integrates with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Finally, the dental prosthesis is placed over the implant, thus restoring dental function and aesthetics.

 

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants offer numerous advantages over other dental restoration options, including:

  • Durability: Dental implants are a long-term solution, with a success rate of over 95% over the years.
  • Functionality: They restore the ability to chew and speak naturally, without slippage or discomfort.
  • Aesthetics: They provide a natural and aesthetic appearance, seamlessly integrating with the remaining teeth.
  • Bone Health: Dental implants help prevent bone loss and facial deterioration, maintaining the bone structure of the jaw and the facial features.
  • Comfort: Being fixed in place, dental implants eliminate the need for adhesives or constant removal as with dentures.

Post-operative Care and Maintenance

Once the dental implant procedure is completed, it is crucial to maintain good oral hygiene and schedule regular visits to the dentist to ensure the health and longevity of the implants. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as avoiding harmful habits such as smoking, are important steps to ensure the long-term success of dental implants.